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Tales of the Abyss


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An absolute MUST in rpg games

posted by lipzofanangell (OTTAWA, OH) Jun 15, 2011

Member since Jun 2011

I have played many RPG games in my 20 years, but Tales of the Abyss had me addicted. I played everyday because I wanted to know what was next!

The game had me on my toes with the storyline which is EPIC.

A lot will see negatives, but with this game I can't say that I saw anything bad that didn't have an upside to it as well.

Rent this game, you won't regret it!

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Not bad...but...

posted by Rykunz (CANAL WINCHESTER, OH) Aug 16, 2008

Member since Aug 2008

I love all the Tales games and have been a fan for years. This one had a great story and battles, but the music was lagging behind and there weren't any parts of the game were u went, "Well for ps2 that looks pretty good". And the fact that is was hard as heck to get gald was crazy. They gave out plenty of exp but that gald thing killed it for me.

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Getting my hopes up.

posted by Uranus (HIAWATHA, KS) Jan 26, 2008

Member since Jan 2008

Let's face it; when you have a long game, you expect to be entertained the whole time. I have to admit, going int this, I was hoping for something on par with the quality of Tales of Symphonia (GC). However, I was let-down..

A long-winded storyline carried-out in the most bizzare way possible. You practically have to learn a new language just to understand what the characters are babbling about in the ENDLESS cutscenes/dialog sessions. To make it worse, the game is so long-winded, MAINLY because you're spending most of your time running all over a very large world (on par with the 'Tales' series' norm), going back and forth between cities and ports.. The game's strongest point is easily combat, (just as with Symphonia). One of the few RPGs that comes to mind, that actually makes me want to go out and grind, because-it's-fun-to-fight. Go figure. However you will spend about 20% of your time in the action, and about 80% of your time hitting the 'X' button to click through endless dialog boxes...The visual qualities fall short of, even early N64 games in places.

That said, I'll get to the good stuff..
If you like long, with a deep story. Abyss has it. If you like quarky humor and having LOTS of places to explor. Abyss has plenty of it. If you like free-roaming and deep character-customization, Abyss has it! ...You just have to suffer through endless talking and running around..

But hey, if you're a fan of RPGs AT ALL, pick this one up. It will keep you entertained juuust long enough to finish, but you probably won't wanna go 'round a second time. - A 7, out of 10.

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